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Entertainment Tonight: Online Culture, Comedy, and Fine Arts Events
Entertainment Tonight: Online Culture, Comedy, and Fine Arts Events
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With many museums, zoos, performing arts centers, bookstores, and comedy clubs still closed for in-person events, many of us are craving a little culture. Thankfully, you can still visit the zoo, explore a new museum, take in a theatrical performance, attend an author talk, or catch an open mic at a comedy club — all from the comfort of home. Here are the best online events that bring a little culture into your life, as picked by Eventbrite’s experts.
Entertainment Tonight: Online Culture, Comedy, and Fine Arts Events
Entertainment Tonight: Online Culture, Comedy, and Fine Arts Events
Entertainment Tonight: Online Culture, Comedy, and Fine Arts Events
Entertainment Tonight: Online Culture, Comedy, and Fine Arts Events
Sammlung von Eventbrite
With many museums, zoos, performing arts centers, bookstores, and comedy clubs still closed for in-person events, many of us are craving a little culture. Thankfully, you can still visit the zoo, explore a new museum, take in a theatrical performance, attend an author talk, or catch an open mic at a comedy club — all from the comfort of home. Here are the best online events that bring a little culture into your life, as picked by Eventbrite’s experts.
With many museums, zoos, performing arts centers, bookstores, and comedy clubs still closed for in-person events, many of us are craving a little culture. Thankfully, you can still visit the zoo, explore a new museum, take in a theatrical performance, attend an author talk, or catch an open mic at a comedy club — all from the comfort of home. Here are the best online events that bring a little culture into your life, as picked by Eventbrite’s experts.

Invite Harry the skunk, Lucy the raccoon, or another Woodland Park Zoo animals to join your next video call. Boost morale during a team meeting, invite an extra friend to your hangout, or schedule a personal meeting with a critter and a member of the Seattle-based zoo's staff.

With an emphasis on inclusion, diversity, and joy, Omnium Circus invites everyone into the big top. Enjoy performances from acrobats, clowns, contortionists, and more in an eye-popping spectacle that aims to uplift the human spirit.

San Francisco juggler and magician Frisco Fred hosts this weekly showcase of local performers showing off their talents in the realms of magic, mind reading, and more.

You don't need to be born with a green thumb to create a jungle inside your apartment. After this free houseplant workshop, you'll be able to jump effortlessly into the world of indoor greenery, no matter how much light you have.

Phillip Lopate presents his one-of-a-kind anthology of American essays by a dazzling array of mid-century writers in conversation with Robert Boyers, professor of English at Skidmore College and editor of Salmagundi.

Chronicling physicists effort to unite the theories of relativity and quantum mechanics, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku discusses his latest book and the journey to unlock the mysteries of the universe.

Take an hour out of your day to work on your fiction writing, then follow it up with a group discussion with other writers.

Are you missing international culture? Join this virtual walking tour of London, where you'll also learn how Black activists educated audiences about slavery, wrote and published their narratives, and more.

During this creative writing hour at the National Portrait Gallery, you can create, connect, and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery's online exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture. Prompts will inspire you to get writing, plus reading and discussion.

Join Kristin van Ogtrop as she presents her newest book "Did I Say That Out Loud?: Midlife Indignities and How to Survive Them," in conversation with award-winning author Susan Orlean, hosted by The Strand bookstore.

Comedians Brett Druck, Jarret Berenstein, Anthony Kapfer, and Rob Ryan join forces for a streaming taping of their "Is This Anything?" podcast, which finds the four friends pitching new jokes and premises to one another.

Journalist and performer John-Paul Flintoff discusses his latest book, about overcoming his fear of public speaking and learning how to write a speech that (mostly) captures the attention of an audience.

Jumpstart the New Year with this book club session, in which participants will discuss "Atomic Habits" by James Clear, an exploration of the systems we all need in place to form positive change, while kicking old habits to the curb.

Author Judy Batalion shares thoughts on writing memoir and the pathways to publication.

Bring some of the most colorful street art in the world into your home with this virtual tour. Artist and expert Ariel takes you though the back alleys and broad thoroughfares of Bushwick and East Williamsburg — with a detour back in time for some graffiti history.

In the early 20th century, a wave of wealthy young women left America to marry into European aristocracy. From lustful affairs to illegitimate unions and even true love, this "visualecture" explores the fantastical stories behind these high society marriages.

Author Lauren Hough reflects on her childhood as a member of The Children of God cult and the ways it has shaped her adult life, talking about her views on identity and new beginnings as presented in her latest collection of essays.

Brilliant street posters reflected the vibrant art and nightlife scenes of Germany and Austria in the first two decades of the 20th century. German design expert Jane Kallir shows off some treasures from three unique hotspots.

TRiPTease Burlesque is LA's longest-running weekly burlesque show. Now in its 11th year, it's coming to your screen in the form of an interactive happy hour that's way more fun than a simple performance. Grab a drink and get ready to let loose.

Food historian Adrian Miller sits down for a chat about his new book, which explores that African American roots of contemporary barbecue and includes more than 20 recipes that you can test on your grill or smoker.

Author Cathy Park Hong discusses "Minor Feelings," her collection of essays exploring identity and racial awareness in America.

What happens when you combine "Jeopardy!," "Wheel of Fortune," and Zoom? Wheel of Fate, a comedy game show where virtual contestants compete for silly prizes. Comedian Samantha Gilweit hosts, asking contestants questions about, current events, pop culture, and her dating life.

If you miss going to the bar for a night of trivia with your crew, Atlas Obscura has the next best thing: weekly virtual trivia over Zoom, of course.

Ella Fitzgerald's interpretations of the songs of George and Ira Gershwin were a revelation when they were released in 1959 — this lecture looks at how the celebrated jazz singer came across this classic music and found ways to make it her own.

Just before YouTuber Jake Paul faces off against UFC fighter Ben Askren, comedians Joey Greer and Mike Castle convene for this unofficial pre-show that could be more hilarious than the main event.

New York City comics Fumi Abe and Michael Nguyen bring some of their funniest friends and acquaintances (all of whom are definitely not hacks) to the virtual stage with this biweekly showcase.

Mentalist Jason Suran connects with fans and curious viewers across the world with his 60-minute streaming show of illusions and mind-reading feats that simply shouldn't be possible.

Dinosaurs are not just for kids. In fact, this adults-only party features a drinking game with Bingo, a scavenger hunt, and dino sketching.

From the Mona Lisa to Venus de Milo, enjoy the beloved highlights of the Louvre in Paris from your own home with a licensed expert during this hour-long virtual tour (with multiple dates to choose from). Peruse photos and videos and ask any questions you have.

Writer, director, and actor John Waters sits down for a candid conversation with the owner of The Viktor Wynd Museum of Curiosities, Fine Art, & Natural History.

Philadelphia magician and comedian Ran'D Shine reads minds, locates cards and achieves other mind-boggling feats during this playful live streaming performance.

For more than a decade this "out of this world" comedy showcase has presented the best Bay Area talent. Tune in every Saturday via Zoom for cosmic yuks from regulars Joseph Nguyen, Natasha Muse, Red Scott, and surprise guests.

Black comedians in San Fransisco put on a weekly virtual show, hosted by Berkley stand-up Chris Riggins, who has opened for Dave Chappelle and the Wu-Tang Clan.

Join for an online tour of the “Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg” exhibit led by host Robert Kelleman, founder/director of the Washington, DC History & Culture organization.

Author Chanel Miller shares more about her memoir "Know My Name," while discussing the importance of sexual harassment awareness and prevention.

Before ratings and warnings, Hollywood films were full of the most outrageously controversial scenes. And when the 1930 Production Code was developed, many directors didn't care. Learn the stories of these rebellious films at this look back into Hollywood history.

The National Arts Club welcomes accomplished screenwriter Sir David Hare to this streaming conversation about his career, including plays like Pravda and The Judas Kiss as well as movies like The Hours and The Reader.

Mazie Hirono, the first Asian-American woman and the only immigrant serving in the U.S. Senate, sits down with NPR's Nina Totenberg to discuss her heartwarming new memoir.

Two giants of cooking — Nigella Lawson and Ina Garten — converge to discuss Lawson's new book of vibrant recipes and in-depth essays on the nature of food. They'll explore Lawson's tasty topics like "what is a recipe?" and how we can move past the concept of "guilyy pleasures."

Sonora Jha, author of "How to Raise a Feminist Son," talks with Rebecca Solnit for the paperback release of "Recollections of My Nonexistence," in which the author describes her formation as a writer and as a feminist in 1980s San Francisco.

From the indie rockstar of Japanese Breakfast fame, Politics and Prose presents Michelle Zauner's powerful memoir in a conversation moderated by Karen Chee.

There's no question anxiety levels are at all-time high latey, but you can channel those feelings into positive action with this writing workshop that benefits Black Visions Collective.

Calamity Chang and Thirsty Girl Productions bring you the New York Asian Burlesque Extravaganza virtual show. Featured performers include Frankie Fictitious (San Francisco), Damian Dragon (NYC), and Flower Bomb (Korea).

This live online event will explore queer identities, subcultures, and communities with expert speaker Jeremy Atherton Lin.

The Guardian’s chief books writer talks to O'Farrell, author of the bestselling novel, "Hamnet," about the tragic death of William Shakespeare's only son.

"My Name is Monster" author Katie Hale talks to novelists Molly Aitken and Yvonne Battle-Felton, about how we create characters who are both memorable and lifelike.

Broadway's leading ladies have been capturing the hearts of audiences for over a century. From technological advances to cultural changes, see how the vocal techniques of lead theatrical divas have changed over the years.

Singer and guitarist Michelle Zauner (better known as Japanese Breakfast) joins "Song Exploder" host Hrishikesh Hirway to discuss her memoir "Crying in H Mart," which explores the power of food, family, and music.

Authors Alexander Chee and Carmen Maria Machado discuss their memoirs and the intersection between various literary genres now.

Join the What Cheer Writers Club for this virtual poetry slam, an event commemorating National Poetry Month.

Activist Jane Fonda joins author Kate Aronoff to speak about her latest book Overheated, which examines the radical steps that must be taken to reshape the world and confront climate change head-on.

Mario the Maker Magician (not to be confused with the famous plumber) leads a half-hour party for kids and their parents packed with robots, loud music and an interactive air guitar competition.

Professional magician Jordan Allen takes his parlor magic and mind reading skills to Zoom, hosting a string of illusions that draw on his sense of humor and 25 years of experience.

Join a star-studded roster of authors, artists and activists for this 2nd annual event. Celebrate voice, and learn to lift up your own. Click through to see the full lineup.

Celebrating BIPOC creators, the Los Angeles-based Micheaux Film Festival takes all of its screenings, Q&As and workshops online, making it possible to experience everything the festival has to offer through a streaming platform.

Alphonse Mucha's art defines the Art Nouveau era. Learn how he came from relative poverty to one of the world's most celebrated and iconic graphic designers at this webinar, led by NYC's Poster House Museum's chief curator.

Jonny Sun talks to Clint Smith his touching and hilarious new book full of of essays, poems, and illustrations. All ticket purchases include a signed book.

Celebrate National Poetry Month with this special reading, all found in the collection "No Poetry No Peace."

Grief guide Shelby Forsythia discusses "Your Grief Your Way," her new book exploring what it is to experience loss and its aftermath.

Join three authors of recently released books to discuss their works and the steps they took in creating them.

Each month Literacy Chicago showcases readings by several local authors and personalities before opening up the evening for lit-focused games and discussion. Proceeds help to benefit the organization's adult literacy programs.

How did Thomas Edison's early experimental films influence MTV? Sight and sound combine at this deep dive into the history of music videos.

The Academy of American Poets honors National Poetry Month with this virtual gala, which shines a light on the craft and its impact around the world.

Experience a real-time feeding session with two-toed sloths at this animal encounter, hosted by Chicago's Lincoln Park Zoo.

Learn about how actors in the 1920s looked their best (with a little bit of help) a from the team behind Chicago Movie Tours, who host this free talk covering everything from vintage prosthetics to toupees.

Magic and illusion company Majinx hosts this streaming show from inside its Factory Fantastic, filled with magical props and magicians that operate them, performing everything from large-scale illusions to close-up tricks.

Old Town Books hosts this month-long poetry challenge, inviting participants to write a poem a day. Gather on April 30 to share and celebrate your work.

WNBA star Sugar Rodgers shares her inspiring story of overcoming tremendous odds to become an all-star in the WNBA, in conversation with Etan Thomas.

Anna Sale, host of the popular podcast "Death, Sex, and Money" is joined by fellow podcaster Nadia Bolz-Weber to discuss Sale's new book about why having tough conversations is important and how to have them in a thoughtful and generous way.

May the Fourth be with you as you explore the Jewish themes in the Star Wars franchise on this most sacred of holidays.

Join memoirists Lilly Dancyger, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich, Marcos Gonsalez, and Jenn Shapland as they discuss the ethics and craft of telling shared stories, hosted by The Strand bookstore.

Burlesque is one of America's oldest forms of theater. Experience its evolution from the 1800s until today through photos, video, and fun facts, led by burlesque pioneer Angie Pontani.

Take a virtual trip to Mexico with a carefully selected tasting from the oldest distillery in Latin America. Tequila Specialist Will Hadjigeorgalis will guide you through the history and making of tequila before the guided tasting.

Sit back, relax, and travel to 1917 NYC with a jazz historian. Learn about the pioneers of jazz and listen to a curated selection of 78rpm records at this interactive webinar.

How did Brooklyn become the world's sugar and coffee capital of the 20th century, and why were the two industries considered rivals? Learn how the Coffee and Sugar Kings of New York turned the city into today's global financial powerhouse.

Jump inside the super cute world of "Animal Crossing" for this virtual comedy show, complete with plenty of shade thrown at Tom Nook the Crook. Jenny Yang hosts, Laurie Kilmartin , Adam Conover, Chris Bryant, and Ify Nwadiwe bring the jokes.

Corporate magician and mentalist Brady Ramsey shares some some of his tricks on this weekly Zoom call, which is limited to just 25 participants each week. Don't forget to gather a jar of pennies and a deck of cards before you log on!

Andy Weir, author of the bestselling book-to-fillm "The Martian", is back with a new scinece-based thriller. Early purchasers can snag a signed book and a specially designed "mission patch" that corresponds with the book.

Olivia Laing discusses her new book with activist Sarah Schulman. "Everybody" is an investigation of the body: its discontents, power, and vulnerabilities

Video game journalist Jason Schreier chats with IGN editor-in-chief Tina Amini about his latest book, "Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry," exploring how game studios fall apart and what happens next.

The only thing better than reading famed author Octavia E. Butler's work is reading it online, slow motion style, with a bunch of new friends. This read-along is part book club, part story-time part cool-kids meet-up.